Mystery's Milestone: Malaysia Flight Has Been Missing for 100 Days

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Marking the 100th day since Flight MH370 went missing, Malaysia Airlines on Sunday issued a grief-laden statement saying they "feel the families' pain"

“Despite the best efforts and resources over the last 100 days, this most extensive search in history has still not found answers,” the statement said.

"Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the 239 persons on board the flight. The families has been on our minds throughout these past 100 days, and will continue to do for a long while to come. We feel the families' pain; we miss our colleagues and friends on board MH370. We feel the families' anguish, and like them, Malaysia Airlines continues to hope and seek answers that will bring us closer to finding out what happened to MH370."

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The Boeing 777 was carrying 239 passengers and crew on March 8 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared.

The search for MH370 spanning the Indian Ocean Australia has exceeded $8 million and is expected to be the costliest in aviation search history. A search by a commercial operator set for August could take up to a year and cost an additional $60 million.

Families of missing passengers have begun receiving payments of $50,000 each.

The statement from Malaysia Airlines expressed gratitude for the governments and agencies of Malaysia, Australia, China and other nations that have assisted in the painstaking search.

“It has been the longest and most painful 100 days in Malaysia Airlines' history,” the company said.

— Natalie Daher